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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

''Iraq moves to halt oil deal by U.S. ExxonMobil with Kurds''

From Strategic Culture

''Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is moving to halt a contract between U.S. oil company Exxon Mobile and Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, warning that such deal could ignite "wars," an Iraqi official newspaper reported Wednesday.

"Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki moves now to prevent a deal for oil investment in the disputed areas in Nineveh province between Exxon Mobile, (and) Kurdistan and the governor of the province," the state-run al-Sabah newspaper quoted Maliki's advisor Ali al- Mussawi as saying.

Mussawi said Maliki warned that such oil contracts between the U.S. firm and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) "represents a very dangerous move that may lead the country to wars and breaking up Iraq's unity."

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